Is my BSA .303 rifle an ex-military conversion?

Is my BSA .303 rifle an ex-military conversion? I am writing from the US, and I have a sporting rifle in.303 British calibre. It appears to be a military rifle which has been altered to a conventional sporting rifle.

If I shorten a rifle barrel, will it affect accuracy?

Shorten a rifle barrel: I have a CZ BRN .17 HMR rifle and would like to change the moderator for one that does not shroud the barrel but would increase the overall length by 3in. If I had the existing barrel shortened by that amount, would it affect accuracy?

I can’t find any information about Chapuis shotguns?

Chapuis shotguns: I have recently acquired a Chapuis shotgun, an over-under 12-bore with sideplates. However, I am experiencing difficulty finding any information about the model, the year of manufacture and the value of this gun. The only mark is a serial number 10055.

Which rifle is best? The CZ 455, an Anschutz or a Sako Quad?

Which rifle is best? I am considering purchasing either a CZ 455 16in barrel rifle, an Anschutz 18in barrel rifle or a Sako Quad, but I would appreciate some guidance. The new CZ 455 is said to have some bullet feed problems. Also, is this rifle’s quality compromised by its…

Sporting Answers: Todd’s Canada goose

Q) During the past winter there was a single small Canada goose mixed in with the barnacle flock here in Dumfries & Galloway. Local birdwatchers told me that it was a Todd’s Canada goose, but do you have any more information? R. MCTAVISH Dumfries and Galloway